|Bridges to Baghdad: Naba Saleem Hamid - John Odam|
Naba Saleem Hamid is a professor of biology at the University of Baghdad. Educated in Iraq and in England, Dr Hamid sees herself as a non-political person who refused to join the Baath Party during the Saddam Hussein regime. On a visit to California, she describes the conditions in Iraq before the war and how life has charged in her country since the US invasion of 2003. Alternate Focus is available on the Dish Network, Free Speech TV, Channel 9415, Saturdays at 8:00pm EST and on cable stations ...
Keywords: Baghdad, Iraq, War, Occupation, professor
|Burning Conscience: Israeli Soldiers Speak Out - Alternate Focus|
A searing interview with Avichai Sharon and Noam Chayut, both veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces and members of Breaking the Silence. Sharon and Chayut served during the second intifada, an on-going bloodbath that has claimed the lives of over three thousand Palestinians and nine-hundred-fifty Israelis. After thorough introspection, these young men have chosen to speak out about their experiences as self-described "brutal occupiers of a disputed land." Producer: Sat Gwin
Keywords: Israel; Palestine; IDF; Occupation; Breaking the Silence; Alternate Focus